If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
A range of Club branded running apparel will be soon be available to purchase
at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit pae to see the first items now on sale.
Training for a Marathon?
Sunday morning training sessions targeted towards the Brighton Marathon in April 2015 start from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. Beginning on 7 December the weekly training plan will take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to get you in perfect shape for race day.
Shorter routes are also on offer for half-marathoners. The updated training
includes the Ashby 20 and the Coventry Half-Marathon.
See training plan
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 5 January.
Runner of the Month
December: A bottle of wine to Jonathan Seed, PB at
the Sneyd 10 Mile and 'A' Team counter in the B'ham League Cross-Country.
Previous Runners of the Month
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
Northbrook AC has been named as
Club of the Year by the organisers of the 2015 Coventry
Half-Marathon in a competiton open to all
local running clubs. Clubs were invited to submit details of their activities
and the support they could offer to the half-marathon which takes place on
A spokesperson for the organisers GO2 said: "We were really impressed with your application and think you will be an excellent addition to the Coventry Half Marathon".
Northbrook's welcoming atmosphere and the training plans specially
designed for the
Myton Hospice runners contributions to the Club's success.
In return, to show our support, we have agreed to provide at least 10 volunteers on the day to help with marshalling, drink stations, etc. We will also be providing pacers for various groups.
More details on the Coventry's Half-Marathon website.
Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed
Ladies Club Captain Amanda Deavy led Northbrook home
in the Abingdon Marathon on 19 October. Finishing in 3:08:29, she not only
ran her best ever time for the distance she also smashed the Club's previous
ladies record (set by Rebecca Smith in 2005) by nearly 3 minutes.
Northbrook results See all Club records
Northbrook Partners Myton in Coventry Half-Marathon
Myton Hospice entrants to the Coventry Half-Marathon can get help from Northbrook with their preparation and training under a partnership arrangement.
A training programme, support and advice is available to Myton-registered entrants - more info
At the third Birmingham League cross-country race at Droitwich on 10 January, Northbrook men's A team improved their finishing position by coming in 4th on the day, but remain in 4th place overall. The B team finished in 3rd place on the day, but hold on to 2nd place overall.
is on 7 February at Wyken Croft, Coventry.
Northbrook results ...
John Wilson has updated his invaluable guide to the delights of winter off-road racing. If you've never entered a cross-country race before then here's the low-down on what to expect.
Wins for Northbrook
Amanda Deavy finished 1st vet lady in the 2014 Warks Road Race League - see below.
With a nine-minute lead over his nearest rival. Northbrook's Dave Almond took the winner's prize at the Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon on 29 June in a time of 3h:8m:22s.
After the eighth and final race of the East Midlands Grand Prix series, the Milton Keynes 10k on 1 July, evergreen Mick Duggan finished in 1st place overall in the V70 category.
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Two weeks from the end of the
year and Stuart Lumsden is keeping his lead at the
top of the men's table, with Amanda Deavy holding on at the top
of the ladies' listing. John Wilson
still leads the MV40 table, but Pete Fellows has put
himself comfortably in the lead at the top of the MV50 table.
Amanda Deavy and Sarah McNaney both hold on to their places at the
top of the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles
10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2014 series, Northbrook's Amanda Deavy finished 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 3rd MV55 and Anne Hughes 2nd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 6th; Northbrook Men in 7th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
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If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.